Zedashe Seattle Concert
The Zedashe Ensemble returns to Seattle for their second concert in two and a half years.
Join us for for an evening of Georgian folk songs and traditional dances. Seattle's local Georgian choir, onefourfive will open for the group
The Zedashe Ensemble is based in the medieval fortress city of Sighnaghi, Eastern Georgia, which has been home to the Kiziqian wine growers and warriors since ancient times. Directed by Ketevan Mindorashvili, the current incarnation of the ensemble was founded in the mid 1990s to sing repertoire largely lost during the Communist era. Their repertoire consists of ancient three-part harmony chants from the Orthodox Christian liturgy, folk songs from the Kiziqian region as collected from village song-masters and old publications, and folk dances from the region. The ensemble also sings repertoire from other regions in Georgia; folk song genres include field-songs, love songs, historical ballads, war dance songs, and ritual circle dances, and are accompanied by the chunir (Svan lute), panduri (Kiziq lute), chonguri (Gurian lute), doli (drum), chiboni (goat-skin bagpipes), and accordion.
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3223 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119